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In 2013, a teenager named, Charlton Floate hacked down the Home Office website from his bedroom. The convicted teenage hacker has apologized for two high-profile government attacks, but says it wasn’t hard to accomplish.
He served eight months for his crimes and was ordered to carry out 250 hours community service. But it wasn’t the likes of some media site or else, it was the UK and US governments.
Floate managed to bring down the websites for the FBI and the Home Office from his bedroom in the West Midlands back in 2013.
Speaking to BBC 5 Live Daily, the reformed hacker expressed deep regret at his actions.
And yet, according to Floate, hacking these government sites wasn’t much of a challenge.
“It was surprisingly easy to be honest. It took me about 40 or 45 minutes,” he said.
“The fact that the Home Office’s website was connected to its internal network was alarming in itself.”
“If you have passport files or something on the computers at the Home Office, they’re completely exploitable to someone who has an internet connection because they’re connected.”
“I honestly regret doing that type of thing now. I got caught up in a world that is rather dark, but it gives you a home when you’re not quite happy with real life,” he told the radio station.